Banana Bread for Brinner

Happy Hump Day y'all!

How are your week's going?  Mine is still going well, BUT, I must admit...I am EXHAUSTED and the students haven't even started coming to school yet, haha!  I apologize for being MIA in the blogworld--I'm hoping to have some time to catch up this weekend!

Today, I wanted to link up for "Meal Planning Made Easy" with Leigh at Hines-Sight Blog.  The challenge was for busy women to share recipes and help alleviate the stress of planning meals all week.  For my link-up I thought I would share one of my favorite dinnertime meals...something my dad and I named "Brinner" when I was a little girl.  Brinner is our nickname for "Breakfast for Dinner" and was always a special treat in my house.  Plus, how easy is it to make scrambled eggs and bacon?

In addition to your eggs and bacon, I have a delicious banana bread recipe to share with you.  Bryce requested that I make him banana bread and I tried this Food Network recipe last weekend and it was a huge hit!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tbs (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla (this was not a part of the actual recipe, but many of the reviews suggested it so I added it in!)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 325 F.  Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan

2.Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

creamed butter and sugar

3.  In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.  Mix in the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.  

mashing the bananas

adding in the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla

4.  In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  

5.  Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined.


6.  Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.  (I gradually added the dry ingredients, a little bit at a time, to avoid making a huge mess of flour going everywhere!)

all mixed

7.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.  

ready to bake!

8.  Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes.  Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

finished product!

So there you have it...meal planning made easy!  Whip up this banana bread, throw some eggs and bacon on the skillet, and enjoy Brinner!

Have a great day!


  1. Yum! Banana bread is my favorite for breakfast and an after dinner dessert!

  2. Yum! Banana bread is one of my favorite quick breads!! I have tons of frozen bananas, I should use them to make your banana bread!! Have a great day!

  3. Brinner sounds yummy! I had it last night myself! :) That banana bread looks delicious as well! I always also think of it as a dessert for the end of a meal as well!


  4. Brinner is my *absolute* FAVORITE...I'm always a big fan of oatmeal pancakes and coconut syrup (c: It's so hard to get the time to blog sometimes, but don't stress about it! It will always be here when you get back (c: Sending hugs and thoughts of rest your way!

  5. Oh, thank you so much for posting this!. I've been trying to find a banana bread recipe I could make without a billion ingredients, this one fits perfectly :) looks delish by the way.

  6. I love brinner (great nickname for it btw!). Yum I haven't had banana bread in forever-may have to try this.

  7. I made banana bread with my nephews this weekend and they ate it for breakfast and for dessert after dinner!

  8. I absolutely love banana bread! and the ribbon adds to the loveliness!

  9. Oh, thank you so much for linking up. I will promote on Twitter, and make this at some point. My kids LOVE banana bread, and more importantly, the love breakfast for dinner. Thanks for the shout-out and link-up. I appreciate it.

  10. banana bread is one of my all time favorite things...especially with a little cream cheese. Love all banana desserts

  11. Only you would tie a ribbon around the bread..... love you!

  12. banana bread is one of my favs so i will have to try this!!

    hope your weeks starts to slow down!

  13. We love breakfast for dinner...so we will have to give this a try!!! With these ingredients...how could we not love it!!!!

    Hang in there!!! :)
    xo Elizabeth

  14. Mmmm this looks delish!! Definitely going to have to make this :)

  15. Ha I love the idea of brinner. My mom does the same thing, now I'll let her know it has a name!

  16. OH and I will officially be in Cville starting the 22. Can't wait to meet up!


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